Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Ashley Young's 7/10 for Man United sparks Juventus comeback

Ashley Young's 7/10 for Man United sparks Juventus comeback

Mourinho remarked: "Of course, they are strong, of course they have phenomenal players". As Cristiano Ronaldo was keen to point out, Juventus should have been three or four up by the time Juan Mata equalised with that sumptuous pressure free-kick.

A definite perk of living in Turin and playing for Juventus is being able to go and watch games at the Allianz Stadium.

Ronaldo had given Juventus a 65th minute lead with a typically stunning strike before the visitors hit back twice in the last five minutes.

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"I think it's always good to be the outsider, so people expect bad of us and then we surprise people", said Pogba afterwards.

Juventus, which was the only team in the Champions League still with a flawless record, remained top of Group H but is only two points ahead of United.

I watched the game with all my Juventus teammates and we were talking about whether he should have celebrated scoring against his former club. I think Anthony Martial has been very important for them recently because he gives them the ability to get past players and supplies a finisher's touch up front.

But Sanchez offers totally different qualities to Lukaku, and they were on show in Turin.

Pjanic saw an effort from distance whistle just over, but United levelled things up with four minutes left.

Despite turning 34 early next year the Portuguese is showing no signs of slowing down, netting seven goals in 13 games in all competitions while adding six assists since moving from Real Madrid in the summer. City have scored 12 goals in their last two matches and are in unbelievable form, with Riyad Mahrez showing why he was right to leave Leicester and join a bigger club.

There has been more confidence and attacking intent about the team in recent weeks, looking at their best when their backs are to the wall and when they are underdogs with the vultures circling.

Sandro's night may have ended in misery but the Brazilian had a moment to remember as he got past Lingard by putting the ball through his legs on the wing during the first half.

Juve will rue their missed opportunities - about 3 of them - gilt-edged and afforded to them courteously by the Red Devils. I train a lot.

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